About Charles Bristow, the man behind the lens……

Charles' love affair with photography began in his formative years of Middle School as an amateur photographer for the 4H Club. Fascinated by the magic of film Charles spent hours mastering the technical aspects of photography and in the process fell in love with the art form.

As a result of his early passion for the art of imagery, he further mastered his craft as a Freelance Photographer while a student at South Carolina State University, photographing countless athletic events, weddings, special events and providing student portraits.

Remaining true to his craft and skill, Charles has been photographing weddings for decades and considers it to be one of the greatest honors to be commissioned to capture such an auspicious moment at the beginning of a family’s legacy. Charles is a creative photojournalist in the sense that he strives to inconspicuously capture the unique moments of Your Day through his images. Charles thrives on the challenge of finding those special moments and capturing them without disturbing the privacy of the moment.

During recent years, he has expanded his portfolio to include photographing major Fashion Events which include: DC Fashion Week, Northern VA Fashion Week, Charlotte Seen Fashion Week, Charlotte NC Fashion Week, Charleston Fashion Week and Hautelanta Fashion Week as well as working for numerous Designers. He loves Weddings and the runway. Its because of the demand in creativity it takes to capture unique imaging of both.

In addition to weddings, Charles’ portraiture also includes Fashion, Bodybuilding, Special Events, High School and College Seniors, Families, Executives and Special Events.

When not behind the camera, he enjoys taking to the highway on his touring motorcycle with camera in tow to capture the wonders of Nature.

Professional Affiliations:
Ø Wedding & Portrait Photographers International
Ø Professional Photographers of America
Ø Association of Bridal Consultants - SC and Charlotte, NC
Ø International Freelance Photographers Organization - Master Photographer

Recent Publications

2014
January Weddings Unveiled Charlotte – images for Pixton Bridal


2013
October fitmodeltv.com – images for Leslie Jones
May NB&C blog
May Urban Tymes Magazine – online & print
May Four Magazine Second Edition
March Passport for Fashion website
January Hampton Inn & Suites South Park at Phillips Place Wedding Book
January Charlotte Now - Charlotte Seen Fashion Week

2012
Nov. Rize Up Magazine
Sept Charlotte Seen Fashion Week
Sept Today’s Charlotte Woman
July Celebrate Lifestyles - 30 Under 30 photographs
July Charlotte Magazine - BOB Awards photographs
June Elevate Lifestyles
March Passport for Fashion ads – Charlotte

2011
January Urban Tymes Magazine - Charlotte
March Urban Tymes Magazine – Charlotte
September Voice Magazine (Cover)

2010
August WhereTraveler.com - Charlotte
August www.worldphysique.com
August www.WinkColumbia.com
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